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The board versus buy dilemma.
You've always dreamed about owning a horse and keeping it a home. Whether you already have property or are thinking about buying property, it's a good idea to start thinking carefully about whether keeping your horses at home or boarding horses is the right thing - before you buy a barn!

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa
Prefab barn with loft and dormers - 34x36

What would it cost to construct a four stall center aisle horse barn with wash stall, tack/feed room and hayloft on your property? How much time would it take?

The cost to build a barn when you go with contractors who specialize in building them will typically run between $70,000 and $90,000 and it will take weeks or even months to get the job done....

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa
Buying a horse barn isn't something you do every day. Most likely, it's a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. There are so many details in building a horse barn just thinking about them can be overwhelming. However, breaking your barn project into smaller pieces makes the process much more manageable and less intimidating.
 

 

Our experience shows that if you're able to follow these steps and stay on track you'll have your barn set up and ready to go in no time at all.

The time line below is an example that can work if you buy a one-horse run-in shed to a big 12-stall...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Horse barn planning for building a horse barn on your property can be a large undertaking. There are so many choices and details to take care of. From stick-built to prefab modular horse barns, simple run-in sheds and barn kits, loafing shed kits and stall kits - all have aspects requiring planning and decision making.

We specialize in prefab and modular horse barns. Here's a list of Insider Tips to help you avoid some common pitfalls in the horse barn buying process AND get the BEST horse barn possible!

10 Insider Tips for...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

12 Questions to Ask Before You Buy

1.What's the very first thing I need to do? What about site preparation? Horizon Structures offers free consultation on the physical site preparation. Placement of your new barn is crucial. You need to consider existing power source, distance for your main barn, prevailing wind direction, air flow and exposure. How often will you be working in this barn?  It's wise to consider how many steps it takes to get to your new barn before you take delivery -...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Coop Contest

 

Well folks, it certainly has been a busy summer here at Horizon Structures.

If you have been visiting our facebook page we have been working hard to post pictures of our customers sheds and garages to help provide some inspiration to your new building design.

While we have been busy, we are still here to pick up the phone for all of your questions and are happy to get...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Mule Delivery

A Very popular question and concern that we get here at Horizon Structures come from our customers who may have a very small area for the delivery of their barn or garage and think that there is no way that we will be able to get their structure in place other than using a build on site method.
Well folks, I'm here to tell you that if you have not heard about our shed mule, you are in for a treat.

Many times our customers worry that our only means of delivery for their barns and garages is via...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Horses Love Barn Horse Barns For Sale I received this picture from a very special customer in Florida whose barn we are building this week.

It just goes to show that horses are very observant and curious about changes to their surroundings.  I truly believe they DO care about where they live. 

We customized and downsized one of our standard...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Garage Shed

With the Spring in full cry and the sound of birds waking most of us up as early as 3:45 am we all know that it's time to open up the garage for business.

Why now you say? Well with the winters around our area here in PA we aren't having or haven't seen a decent snow storm in a year or two so the snow blower has been sitting idle for most of the winter. And the rock salt sits in it's bucket just waiting to be used but alas not so this season.

But what's this? Finally...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

You have probably seen a growing trend in backyard chickens. They're in the country, they're in the suburbs, they're taking over. If you still do not know why chickens are becoming the new number one pet, here are some reasons and benefits of raising chickens.

Chickens are eco-friendly. Yes, these little guys help keep food waste out of the garbage because they will eat table scraps. If you have a left-over salad or some fruit that may be just past its freshness date, your chickens will love it. Of course you should never feed them food that is spoiled, but they won't care about...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Horizon Structures is proud to announce that we have a new product available!

We're well aware that increasing numbers of people are enjoying miniature horses and that owning a VSE (Very Small Equine) is getting to be more and more popular.  Look no further for the perfect mini horse barn for your little friend.

Horizon Structures now offers our shed row barns in a downsized version to accommodate minis.  We have taken our very popular shed row horse barn and scaled everything down to a small equine's proportions.  Now, your miniature...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Friday, April 5, 2013

It's Been A Year

 

Hello there Horizon Structures fans.

Mike Rinier here from Horizon Structures Customer Service and Sales.

I wanted to take a moment to give you an update since I have now been with Horizon for just over a year.
I have had a great time here with our project and sales team thus far and have had the opportunity to learn many things including the ins and outs of...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Inspiration For Us All

 

To all of our customers and friends of Horizon Structures out there and anyone who comes across our blogs, I wanted to post this as I found it very inspirational. While I myself am not a football fan, I did find the farmer appreciation commercial that a truck company did for this years super bowl game and watched the video that included this speech from the...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

As the spring season is quickly approaching I can tell you that we are doing many quotes right now for both stock and customized horse barns.
If you are new to checking out the Horizon Structures website and maybe you don't have our Perfect Barn catalog in your hands just yet. I thought I would address one of the most popular questions we receive here. "How big should a horse stall be?"

Duratemp Stall

Well here is some advice straight out of our catalog. I hope that it is helpful.

A 12'x12'...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

For those of you who have a coop or those of you who may be looking to get your first coop and want to maximize egg production and have a more relaxed coop environment, here is one chicken coop lighting suggestion that may work for you.

Installing a red L.E.D light for your chicken coop can make your chickens calmer and less aggressive. On top of that they may indeed lay more eggs,even in the winter months when egg production is usually down due to less daylight that is available.

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

When it comes to protecting your chickens you want to have no doubts that they will be safe from everything from Weasels to Coyotes and any other local predators. When you are looking to get your new coop or if you are shopping to upgrade to a larger size be sure to check out the features that keep your chickens safe as well as comfortable.

Window Hires - Wire Mesh

At Horizon Structures, We use 1x2 vinyl coated wire mesh on all of our vents and also to cover all of the operating window panels on our coops....

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tis The Season / Coop Season

 

Well folks we've made it to December and the end of December at that. It's getting very close to coop season here at Horizon Structures

While coop season never really stops, We wait anxiously for the new year. Because at the beginning of each new year we get to help all the new customers who are looking to explore and enjoy this new found hobby of...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Monday, November 5, 2012

Your Storage Shed - Get What You Deserve

 

If you are in the market for a new storage shed whether it is for home, business use, storing supplies in garden storage sheds, or even if you are buying a storage shed for your sports team to store equipment and supplies,it is important that you get...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Friday, October 19, 2012

Southern Coop Care

 

Hey Folks. Our guest blogger Betsy is back with some advice on caring for your chickens if you live in a southern climate. We thank her for such a great blog about building the coop and now she offers some great advice about caring for chickens in hot weather.  Having chickens in the South brings on a different level of care and maintenance for housing your chickens. We...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Winter Horse Care and a Warm Barn

 

 

With the fall season in full swing now and the leaves on the trees turning beautiful colors before giving way to nature and falling to the ground to create a quilted landscape it is time to start thinking about winter horse care.
 
Like most animals horses possess built-in responses to freezing temperatures that help them deal with the...
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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

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